I am going to be featuring the Blogger Daily Monday to Friday from this week, since there are so many posts, and not sufficient time to showcase them all. I will be moving my usual music post to another time in the week with a slightly different twist … and a new title.
The first post is from Jenny In Neverland on the subject of de-cluttering. I have just been doing just that on my computer over the last few weeks, and also with regards to clothes. Jenny has some very useful criteria for you to use as you sort through whatever area of your life you are preparing to de-clutter. I de-cluttered a husband 41 years ago which proved to be very effective but I don’t propose you go that far. But I do suggest that you head over and make some notes about less animate objects.
I’m a very tidy, organised, Type A sort of person and I hate with all my being having too much “stuff” and too many possessions. I hate mess, I hate having drawers heaving with crap and I hate keeping stuff I don’t really need. I know I sound like a bit of a clutter Nazi right now but literally the only stuff I have on display in my bedroom is what is on my bookcase (because no matter how much I hate clutter, I still take pride in my books). I think we can all benefit from having a bit of a de-clutter a couple of times a year but I know not everyone finds it as easy as I do to just throw things away without a second thought. So, if you’re in a position where you know you need to have a clear out but don’t know where to start, then consider this your handy guide of simple things you can de-clutter if you find it hard throwing stuff away.
Head over and find out what to declutter from your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen etc with handy lists to follow: https://jennyinneverland.com/2018/08/17/decluttering-made-easy/
Next a view on social media from Andrew Reynolds of Andrew’s View of the Week. In this post Andrew explores Social Media and his commitment to leave most platforms and become an unsuccessful blogger… an interesting perspective and I am sure when you have read the post you will have an opinion and share with Andrew.
Antisocial by Andrew Reynolds.
Last month I got a notice from WordPress saying that Facebook was going to stop allowing automatic posting of WP posts to FB profiles. I’ve been using that feature for seven years now and at first was a little disappoint that it was going away. WP say that I could switch to an FB page (yes, there’s a difference) and still do the auto post thing.
So I did a little thinking.
When I first setup my WP blog I also connected it to my Facebook account (now called a profile) and setup a Twitter account. I also setup a Google Plus account. The thinking then was that by reflecting my content to many different social media channels that I’d gain a bigger following on WordPress.
Turns out it doesn’t work that way. People tend not to cross into different social silos. If they follow you on Facebook, they follow you on Facebook and rarely click-through to the blog website. Same with Twitter and Google Plus has always been a place were content goes to die.
I’ve gained the most following on WP by liking, following and commenting directly on other people’s WP blogs.
It was never my intent to create a wildly popular blog, but it’s nice to have a few followers and people who seem to enjoy what I post here. As to the other channels – well I never understood G+ so I let that die, FB is where I communicate with family, and a few friends so I’ll manually cross-post the few things I know FB friends like and generally not worry about it.
Head over and read the rest of the post and share your views (as I have) and whilst you are there check out Andrew’s other posts: https://andrewsviewoftheweek.com/2018/08/17/antisocial/
And now a post from the archives in tribute to the wonderful Aretha Franklin who died this week. William Price King shared her life story earlier this year and today I am sharing the link to the final post in the series and the song that I have always loved Amazing Grace.
Over the last few weeks William Price King has taken us through the early years and career of Aretha Franklin.
From the age of fourteen to the present day Aretha Franklin has been entertaining and delighting audiences with her incredible voice. She has recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history.
She has also won prestigious awards, honorary degrees and Presidential recognition.
You can find the previous posts in the series with hits and honours and awards in this directory. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/william-price-king-music-column/
This legendary artist has been entertaining fans for six decades and today William shares just some of the massive hits from the 70s through to today.
“Amazing Grace” is the third live album that Aretha Franklin recorded. Released on June 1, 1972 by Atlantic Records, it sold over two million copies in the United States alone, earning a double platinum certification. As of 2017, it stands as the biggest selling disc of Franklin’s entire fifty-plus year recording career as well as the highest selling live gospel music album of all time. It won Franklin the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance.
The double album was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles during January 1972.
Rolling Stone, in a review of the album wrote: “Amazing Grace is more a great Aretha Franklin album than a great gospel album. She plays havoc with the traditional styles but she sings like never before on record. The liberation and abandon she has always implied in her greatest moments are now fully and consistently achieved.”
You can read the rest of this post and listen to more of her music: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-with-william-price-king-aretha-franklin-up-to-date/
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will explore the posts further. Back on Monday with more talented bloggers. Enjoy your weekend.. thanks Sally